Do I Need A Landscape Plan
The short answer is yes, and here are some reasons why. Landscaping is an extension of your home. Poor planning for your landscaping reflects directly back on both your home and you. Not only can an inadequate landscape design look bad, poor landscape designs can lead to a slew of costly redesigns, structural problems and drainage issues.
The obvious benefit of a professional landscape plan is the great ideas shared with you. Landscape plans reach far beyond the usual shrubs, trees and flowers generally thought of as landscaping. A professional landscape plan may also include an outdoor kitchen, retaining walls, irrigation, a swimming pool, landscape lighting, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, gazebos, ponds, water fountains, decks, patios, awnings, gutters, stone pathways and many other ways to come alive outside. Landscape designers will show you great ways to utilize the space you have outside.
A Landscape Plan Will Save You Money and Time
A professional landscape plan will save you money, really. A professional landscape architect will enhance your landscaping vision while choosing plants that are best suited for the environment in your yard. Light, soil condition, wind exposure, climate zone, insect damage and fungus vulnerability all affect the long term cost of a landscape choice.
Irrigation coverage and water drainage can either make a landscape look great or lead to huge problems. Too little water and your plants can die. Excessive water can cause plants to drown, mold and slime to grow, washouts, insects and even foundation problems.
The construction cost to fix existing landscape problems can be three to four times the cost of new landscape projects. Taking the steps to get it done right the first time is a wise investment.
A Master Landscape Plan Allows You To Take Your Time
Landscaping an area takes a lot of resources. The beauty of a master landscape plan is you can simply install your new landscaping in phases. Breaking down the a plan into phases allows you to gather your finances so it is not such a financial issue all at once. A master landscape plan can be done when you are ready for the next phase of development.
Professional Landscape Plan
GreenSeasons will work with you to provide a professional landscape plan that brings your vision to life. We provide landscape consultation in the greater Baton Rouge, greater New Orleans, Slidell, Prairieville, Walker, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Baker, Zachary, Hammond and Covington areas. If you would like to meet with our landscape designer, just click here and we will give you a call.
If you would simply like some advice on landscaping, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
Indoor Plants Benefits in Louisiana
Indoor plants are great to look at in either the home or office. Besides their aesthetic value, they have plenty of other great benefits listed below.
The best way to get the most of out of indoor plants is to have at least one 6" indoor potted plant for every 100 square feet of building. Also, use different plants to get different benefits. If this seems like too many plants watch over, you could use a few large indoor plants or at least put plants in the areas you use the most, such as the kitchen, living room or bed room. Try to use an indoor six foot tree in open corners of a room. A small six inch potted plant can easily find a spot in most bathrooms.
Indoor plants can help fight disease
Indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, and other flu symptoms by more than 28 percent. This as been associated with indoor plants ability to increase humidity and reduce dust. Eucalyptus can directly help clear cold symptoms such as congestion. The increased oxygen and removal of air contaminates reduces the chance for headaches. Plants reduce stress which reduces blood pressure.
Indoor plants improve air quality
We all know that plants produce fresh oxygen by filtering out carbon dioxide in the air for us and our pets to breath. The more fresh oxygen in our homes, the better we will feel. Indoor plants also raise humidity levels and reduce dust and smoke in the air.
Additionally, indoor plants can filter a number of other harmful pollutants in the air of our home or office, including ammonia, benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene. Different plants are more able to filter different toxic air pollutants, so it is a good idea to have a variety of plants.
Indoor plants improve your health
Indoor plants are known to increase production and creativity in office buildings with indoor plants in sight of people's desk. Increased oxygen at night will help you sleep better and wake feeling more rested. Plants like the aloe plant can be used for burns. Caring for plants has been shown to keep people active and improve mental health, especially in depressed and elderly people. Early exposure for children to plants allows them to build up tolerances toward allergens that would affect them more harshly in adulthood.
Indoor plants improve your environment
Indoor plants reduce dust and increase the humidity of the air around them. The increase humidity and reduced dust can lead to indoor heating and cooling savings by regulating the indoor temperature. Something to think about next time you are complaining how hot it is in the middle of August in southern Louisiana.
Indoor plants also reduce background noise by being natural sound dampeners. They are a great natural way to quiet down loud areas of your home or office. Indoor plants can reduce smells. Put a few indoor plants near office restrooms or break areas to maintain a more neutral scent.
Professional Indoor Plant Care
GreenSeasons can install and maintain indoor plants for you. We provide indoor plants in the Greater Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans, Slidell, Hammond and Covington areas. If you would like to meet with someone about indoor plants, just click here and we will give you a call.
If you would simply like some advice, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
Poisonious Plant of Louisiana
We get a lot of questions about which plants are poisonous plants. Below is a list of common plants with hazardous properties in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Slidell areas of Louisiana. Please contact the hospital if any of these plants are swallowed, smoke is inhaled when burning and causes difficulty breathing or if a strong rash occurs.
Bird of Paridise
Chinese Tallow fruit
If you need help identifying and removing these poisonious plants from your garden landscaping, call GreenSeasons at (225)752-2333.